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4503

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBHSc/BBus
CRICOS code072838B
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4503
Contact details

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1657, email: healthsocialscience@med.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/healthsci/

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Catherine Joyce

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course requires students to undertake off-campus fieldwork placements

Description

This flexible, four-year Bachelor of Helath Science and Bachelor of Business degree takes a unique, international approach to health sciences and reflects existing and projected demands for the current and future multidisciplinary, multi-skilled workforce in Australia and internationally. The degree combines the strengths of business theory and skills and with theory and skills in public health. With work experience post-graduation, BHSc/BBus graduates are expected to find employment in a wide range of settings which require a public health management, marketing, or economics focus.

Outcomes

The course's learning outcomes are dependent upon these core studies across the four years of the course. They are enhanced and enriched by complementary major sequences, and individual elective choices.

However, at a minimum, the Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business aims to develop graduates who will:

(1.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business and health challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(2.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(3.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(4.) have a well-developed understanding of multidisciplinary decision-making in systems and organisations

(5.) achieve a broad education based on independent learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and evaluation.

Please see the Handbook entries for the two single degrees for more detail of the course objectives. These are available at:

Special Requirements

Police and Working with Children checks

Organisations that host clinical and community placements require students to have current Police and Working with Children checks regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain Police and Working with Children checks prior to participating in practical units. Working with Children checks are valid for five years and are available free. Police checks must be applied and paid for annually. However, in some community-partnered programs there may be a requirement to have a police check renewed every six months.

Health requirements

In order to meet health requirements for working in the healthcare facilities and for the protection of other students, and themselves, students may need to comply with certain precautionary procedures. These may consist of confidential tests for immune status (including blood tests and skin tests), receiving vaccines and having x-rays where the evidence indicates that these are appropriate.

Vaccinations

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences recommends that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing this course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis and hepatitis B.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork practice units

This course requires certain students to undertake off-campus fieldwork placements. In the fieldwork setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the fieldwork component of each unit.

Where a student's skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the fieldwork component of the unit will be denied. A student may be withdrawn from a fieldwork practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.

Professional recognition

This double degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • Risk Management Institute of Australasia
  • The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Australian Health Promotion Association
  • Australian Epidemiology Association.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found at: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html

Structure

The Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Business includes:

  • 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Business component at the Caulfield campus
  • 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in the Bachelor of Health Science component at the Caulfield campus

In order to meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Business degree, a student must complete:

(a.) health science core units (60 points)

(b.) units in a health science major sequence (36 points)

(c.) business core units (36 points)

(d.) units in a business major sequence (48 points)

(e.) BBus electives at second and/or third-year level (12 points)

(f.) a minimum of 36 points at third-year-level including those completed in the major

(g.) a total of 192 points (32 units).

Candidates may complete a second major or a second minor sequence from disciplines offered by the school or from other faculties or schools.

Students are excluded from undertaking MTH1010 as it is equivalent to the maths entry required for the degree.

Health science major

A health science major sequence requires the completion of a minimum of 36 points. Majors are available in:

  • clinical and public health sciences
  • health programs and policy.

Business major

A business major sequence requires the completion of a minimum of 48 points. Majors are available in:

  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • business law
  • econometrics
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • management
  • marketing.

BBus electives

BBus electives may be taken from the lists of major sequence units provided. Electives must be taken at second and/or third year level.

Requirements

Students complete the following units:

Core units

First year

Semester one
  • HSC1061 Data evidence and critical thinking in health
  • HSC1081 Foundations of public health
  • AFF1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTF1010 Commercial law
Semester two
  • HSC1052 Health and social care systems and policy
  • HSC1112 Global health: opportunities and challenges
  • MGF1010 Introduction to management
  • MKF1120 Marketing theory and practice

Second year

Semester one
  • HSC1101 Biological bases of health and disease 1
  • HSC2141 Analysing patterns of health and disease
  • ECF1100 Microeconomics
  • ETX1100 Business statistics
Semester two
  • HSC1102 Biological bases of health and disease 2
  • HSC2022 Culture, society and health
  • BHSc major sequence unit 1
  • BBus major sequence unit 1

Third Year

Semester one
  • HSC2101 Health promotion: global and local
  • BHSc major sequence unit 2
  • BBus major sequence unit 2
  • BBus elective 1
Semester two
  • HSC3002 Health for all in a global world
  • BHSc major sequence unit 3
  • BBus major sequence unit 3
  • BBus elective 2

Fourth Year

Semester one
  • BHSc major sequence unit 4
  • BBus major sequence unit 4
  • BHSc major sequence unit 5
  • BBus major sequence unit 5
Semester two
  • BHSc major sequence unit 6
  • BBus major sequence unit 6
  • BBus major sequence unit 7
  • BBus major sequence unit 8

Health science major sequences

Health programs and policy

  • HSC2051 Health program planning*
  • HSC2052 Health and social care systems and policy 2
  • HSC2092 Community development and partnerships
  • HSC2062 Communicating health*
  • HSC3011 Contemporary health challenges
  • HSC3052 Health promotion in primary and clinical settings
  • HSC3061 Health program evaluation*
  • HSC3082 Health program practicum*
  • HSC3072 Health policy and politics*

* This unit is compulsory in a health programs and policy major.

Clinical and public health sciences

  • HSC2111 Treatments and technologies*
  • HSC2102 Clinical epidemiology
  • HSC2142 Research methods in the health sciences
  • HSC3001 Health, law and ethics
  • HSC3041 Disease prevention and control
  • HSC3102 Environmental determinants of health and disease*
  • HSC3131 Quantitative research design and analysis*
  • HSC3141 Fundamentals of health service management
  • HSC3142 Health economics
  • PHY2021 Body systems physiology
  • BIO1011 Biology 1
  • BIO1011 Biology 2
  • MTH2222 Mathematics of uncertainty
  • one or more of: MTH1010 Functions and their applications, MTH1020 Analysis of change, MTH1030 Techniques for modelling
  • one unit from the health program and policy major (second year level)
  • one unit from the health program and policy major (third year level)

* This unit is compulsory in a clinical and public health sciences major.

Business major sequences

Accounting

(a.) The following six units:

  • AFF1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • AFF1121 Introduction to financial accounting
  • AFF2391 Cost information for decision making
  • AFF2491 Company reporting
  • AFF3431 Performance measurement and control
  • AFF3491 Advanced financial accounting theory and practice

(b.) two units from the following list:

  • AFF2631 Financial management
  • AFF2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFF3511 Strategic management accounting
  • AFF3631 Auditing and assurance
  • AFF3791 Comparative international accounting
  • AFF3851 Advanced accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFX3551 International study program in accounting
  • BTF2220 Corporations law and trusts
  • BTF3931 Taxation law
  • ECF1200 Macroeconomics
  • ETX2121 Data analysis in business

Banking and finance

(a.) The following six units:

  • AFF1300 Money and capital markets
  • AFF2401 Commercial banking and finance
  • AFF2631 Financial management
  • AFF3121 Investments and portfolio management
  • AFF3841 Lending decisions
  • MGX3100 Management ethics and corporate governance

(b.) two units from the following list:

  • AFF2701 Equity markets
  • AFF2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFF3111 Personal financial planning
  • AFF3301 Money market operations
  • AFF3331 International banking and finance, or AFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • AFF3351 Investment banking
  • AFF3651 Treasury management
  • AFF3751 Futures and options markets
  • BTF2601 Banking law
  • ECF1200 Macroeconomics
  • ECF2331 Macroeconomic and monetary policy
  • ETF3300 Quantitative methods for financial markets
  • ETX2121 Data analysis in business

Business law

(a.) The following two units:

(b.) six units from the following list:

Econometrics

(a.) At least two of the following three units:

(b.) six units from the following list:

  • ETF2480 Business modelling
  • ETF2700 Mathematics for business
  • ETF3200 Quantitative business analysis
  • ETF3300 Quantitative methods for financial markets
  • ETF3480 Optimisation for managers
  • ETF3500 Survey data analysis
  • ETF3600 Quantitative methods for business research
  • ETX3231 Business forecasting

Economics

(a.) The following six units:

(b.) two units from the following list:

Human resource management

(a.) The following six units:

  • MGF1010 Introduction to management
  • MGF2341 Managing employee relations
  • MGF2661 Human resource management
  • MGF3430 International human resource management
  • MGF3881 Current issues in human resource management
  • MGX3441 Human resource strategy

(b.) two units from the following list:

Management

(a.) The following six units:

(b.) two units from the following list:

  • MGF2341 Managing employee relations
  • MGF2511 Managing quality, innovation and knowledge
  • MGF2661 Human resource management
  • MGF3361 Performance management
  • MGF3381 Managing information systems
  • MGF3681 International management
  • MGX3771 Operations management
  • MGX3991 Leadership principles and practices

Marketing

(a.) The following seven units:

(b.) one additional unit from the level two and three units offered by the Department of Marketing at the Caulfield campus. The unit BTF3181 (Marketing law) may also be chosen as part of the marketing major in this degree.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Health Science